We seek inquisitive, intelligent pupils who will engage with and enjoy the wide curriculum we offer. Our admissions process places emphasis on the interview and the pupil's most recent school report.
Pupils may be admitted into Year 8 or Year 9 at any stage throughout the school year if an occasional place becomes available, and applications are considered on a rolling basis. All admissions are at the discretion of the Headmaster in accordance with the school’s admissions policy, legal requirements, and signed copies of the school’s terms & conditions and parent contract. Candidates for these places may be called in for an interview prior to a vacancy arising. This enables the school to act promptly in the event of a place becoming available. All applications are held on file and receive full consideration. A decision will usually be made within two weeks after interview. There will be a deadline date for acceptance of offers.
On occasion, we do admit into Year 10 if a vacancy arises, provided the fit into the GCSE programme is acceptable. Please enquire prior to registration.
We do not admit students into Year 11 or Year 13.
If you are interested in applying for a place for your child in Year 8, 9 or 10 at Kew House School, please follow our Admissions Process step by step below. Our prospectus is available to download below for prospective parents to see what Kew House can offer to all of our students and families.
1. Visit Us!
Our Open Events give prospective parents a chance to see the school in action and get a snapshot of a ‘day in the life’ at Kew House School (KHS).
Headmaster Will Williams will give a presentation followed by a tour of the school. Tours are led by senior staff who will be able to answers your questions and give their personal view of the school, its ethos and its character.
To book onto one of these events, please click here.
2. Registration Form & School Report
Please complete a Registration Form online and pay the registration fee. You will receive an email confirming receipt from our Registrar. Please note that forms submitted without payment of the registration fee will not be processed. After completing the form, please send a copy of your child's latest school report to our Admissions Team at email@example.com.
Scholarships are only available to pupils applying for entry into Year 7 and Year 12.
An enhanced confidential reference is requested from your child’s current school, together with internal assessment results and an example of their work.
All applicants are required to attend an informal interview with the Headmaster or a Senior member of staff, for which they should prepare a three-minute presentation. Pupils may present on any topic of their choice and are encouraged to bring in something visual along with them.
Applicants can expect to hear back regarding a decision within two weeks of their interview.
5. Offer Accepted
Once a place has been confirmed and an offer is accepted, parents are asked to complete an Acceptance Form and pay a deposit by bank transfer. This deposit payment is retained until the student comes to the end of their school journey (e.g. at the end of Year 13 or if they leave the school at an earlier stage). The deposit is thereafter returnable, provided we are given a full term’s notice (see terms & conditions). The full deposit of £3000 is also required from successful applicants currently attending the Gardener Schools Group’s preparatory schools, Kew Green Preparatory School and Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School.
6. Taster Day
A prospective student for Year 8, 9, or 10 may attend a taster day at the school at any time, in agreement and by arrangement with the Headmaster. They will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school, and to meet staff members and fellow pupils, so that they feel relaxed about starting with us.
- Class sizes (prior to Year 9 GCSE options) do not usually rise above 22, but if a class is full, parents will be advised about waiting lists and offered the opportunity to put their child on that list until a place becomes available.
- Siblings may be given preference, subject to completing the admissions process and meeting our admissions criteria, at the discretion of the Headmaster. Faced with candidates of equal merit, sibling preference permits the headmaster to favour one application over others. There is no automatic sibling priority.